5:00PM to 5:45PM

Billy Crawford

Bob Margolin crafted his award-winning album My Road to showcase fresh songs featuring the distinctive band sound of The Bob Margolin Trio. Every song they play is informed by thousands of shows together worldwide.

Chuck Cotton and Tad Walters support and inspire Bob to play his best guitar. They all sing separately and in harmony. Bob feels this is the best way he presents his own music. Together they’re also a fine foundation for adding well-known guests.

Chuck Cotton is on drums with Bob since 1990. Aside from the trio gigs, they’ve backed such departed legends as Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Nappy Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, and Jimmy Rogers. All of them loved Chuck.

Tad Walters plays harp, low-tuned guitar, bass and is a great songwriter. He has been doing gigs with Bob since he was a teenager in 1996, an old soul and deep Bluesman. He’s recorded with Bob, Pinetop Perkins, and Big Bill Morganfield. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and plays his own shows and collaborates with other fine players there.

Please check out My Road and the videos of The Bob Margolin Trio playing together live. They always rock the house with Deep Blues…plus Rock n’Roll, R&B, Rockabilly, Americana and a friendly, entertaining stage presence.

"Bullfrog" McGhee is a genius.  A multi-instrumentally talended rambling-shaggy-dog-telling, torch0song-sentimental-beer-hall-bawdy-songwritting genius.  A West Virginian by nature and temperament, He taught himself how to play the guitar, banjo and harmonica.  

Saturday, August 26th

3:00PM to 3:45PM Bullfrog Willard McGhee

2017 Bluefield Bluesfest Lineup

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon Boogie Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Additionally, he has toured with Chris Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin’ Circuit. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians such as Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band. 

Presented by: Bluefield Preservation Society

One of East Tennesse's Premiere Blues Guitarist, Billy Crawford brings the Blues to Rock.  Billy Crawford – raised playing bass in church, then gaining an early hard-rock pedigree on electric guitar. But for the past three decades, he has turned his six-string action toward the blues. They’ll bring us a smoking blues show. 

“It has never gotten old for me. I’m still excited about creating sound out of silence every time I perform!” 

Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA

The Steele Cookin’ Band is a tribute to all the great jam bands circa August 15, 1969 to the present.

Teddy Steele has been a well-known figure in the blues scene of Southwest Virginia and has played The White Mountain Boogie and Blues Fest and Cincinnati Blues fest with Deborah Coleman and Albert Cummings. Steele has played with Jimmy Thackery, Wes Jeans, Lance Lopez and Mark Stutso of the Nighthawks.

4:00PM to 4:45PM Teddy Steele & Steele Cookin Band

7:00PM to 9:00PM "Steady Rollin" Bob Margolin

6:00PM - 6:45PM Jonathon Boogie Long